This Day in History

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Day History: January-29

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


757- An Lushan -leader of a An Lushan Rebellion|revolt against the Tang Dynasty and emperor of Yan (An-Shi)|Yan, is murdered by his own son, An Qingxu.

904- Pope Sergius III|Sergius III -comes out of retirement to take over the pope|papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.

1676- Feodor III of Russia|Feodor III -becomes Tsar of Russia.

1814-France defeats Russia and Prussia -in the Battle of Brienne.

1819- Stamford Raffles -lands on the island of Singapore.

1834-US President Andrew Jackson -orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a trade union|labor dispute.

1845-" The Raven -is published in the ''New York Evening Mirror'', the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe

1850- Henry Clay -introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the Congress of the United States|U.S. Congress.

1856- Queen Victoria -of the United Kingdom issues a Warrant (law)|Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British Empire|British military personnel during the Crimean War.

1861- Kansas -is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.

1863- Bear River Massacre -

1886- Karl Benz -patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.

1891- Liliuokalani -is proclaimed the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.

1900-The American League -is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams.

1907- Charles Curtis -of Kansas becomes the first Native American United States Senate|U.S. Senator.

1916- World War I -Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1918- Ukrainian–Soviet War -The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty.

1918-Ukrainian–Soviet War: An Kiev Arsenal January Uprising|armed uprising -organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later.

1936-The List of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame (chronological)|first inductees -into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1940-Three trains on the Sakurajima Line -in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. 181 people are killed.

1941- Alexandros Koryzis -becomes List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.

1943-The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island -USS Chicago (CA-29)|U.S. cruiser ''Chicago'' is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.

1944- World War II -Approximately 38 people are killed and about a dozen injured when the Polish village of Koniuchy (present-day Kaniūkai, Lithuania) is Koniuchy massacre|attacked by Soviet partisan units.

1944-In Bologna -Italy, the Anatomical theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.

1963-The List of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees|first inductees -into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

1967-The "ultimate high" of the hippie -era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.

1989- Hungary–South Korea relations|Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea -making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so

1991- Gulf War -The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.

1996-President Jacques Chirac -announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.

1996- La Fenice -Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.

1998-In Birmingham, Alabama -a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.

2001-Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia -storm parliament and demand that President of Indonesia|President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.

2002-In his State of the Union address -President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terrorism|terror" as an ''Axis of evil'', in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

2005-The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou -to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing.

2006-India's Irfan Pathan -became the first bowler (cricket)|bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over (cricket)|over of a match.

2009-The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt -rules that people who do not adhere to one of the three Religion in Egypt#Recognized religions|government-recognised religions, while not allowed to list any belief outside of those three, are still Egyptian identification card controversy|eligible to receive government identity documents.

2009- Governor of Illinois -Rod Blagojevich Rod Blagojevich corruption charges|is removed from office following his conviction of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement for then-President-elect of the United States|U.S. president-elect Barack Obama.

2013- SCAT Airlines Flight 760 -crashes near the Kazakhstan|Kazakh city of Almaty, killing 21 people.

Famous Birthdays


1584- Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange -(d. 1647)

1632- Johann Georg Graevius -German scholar and critic (d. 1703)

1688- Emanuel Swedenborg -Swedish-English astronomer, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1772)

1703- Carlmann Kolb -German priest and composer (d. 1765)

1711- Giuseppe Bonno -Austrian composer (d. 1788)

1715- Georg Christoph Wagenseil -Austrian composer (d. 1777)

1717- Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst -English field marshal and politician, 19th List of Governors General of Canada|Governor General of Canada (d. 1797)

1718- Paul Rabaut -French pastor (d. 1794)

1737- Thomas Paine -English-American author, activist, and theorist (d. 1809)

1749- Christian VII of Denmark -(d. 1808)

1754- Moses Cleaveland -American general, lawyer, and politician, founded Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1806)

1756- Henry Lee III -American general and politician, 9th Governor of Virginia (d. 1818)

1761- Albert Gallatin -Swiss-American politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)

1782- Daniel Auber -French composer (d. 1871)

1801- Johannes Bernardus van Bree -Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1857)

1801- Horatia Nelson -English daughter of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (d. 1881)

1810- Ernst Kummer -German mathematician (d. 1893)

1843- William McKinley -American politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)

1846- Karol Olszewski -Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1915)

1860- Anton Chekhov -Russian physician and author (d. 1904)

1862- Frederick Delius -English composer (d. 1934)

1866- Julio Peris Brell -Spanish painter (d. 1944)

1866- Romain Rolland -French author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)

1867- Vicente Blasco Ibáñez -Spanish journalist and author (d. 1928)

1874- John D. Rockefeller, Jr. -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1960)

1876- Havergal Brian -English composer (d. 1972)

1877- Georges Catroux -French general and diplomat (d. 1969)

1880- W. C. Fields -American actor (d. 1946)

1884- Juhan Aavik -Estonian composer (d. 1982)

1884- Douglass Cadwallader -American golfer (d. 1971)

1888- Sydney Chapman (mathematician)|Sydney Chapman -English mathematician and geophysicist (d. 1970)

1891- Elizaveta Gerdt -Russian ballerina (d. 1975)

1891- R. Norris Williams -Swiss-American tennis player (d. 1968)

1895- Muna Lee (writer)|Muna Lee -American poet (d. 1965)

1901- Allen B. DuMont -American engineer and broadcaster, founded the DuMont Television Network (d. 1965)

1901- E. P. Taylor -Canadian businessman and horse breeder (d. 1989)

1905- Barnett Newman -American painter (d. 1970)

1906- Joe Primeau -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1989)

1910- Colin Middleton -Irish painter (d. 1983)

1911- Peter von Siemens -German businessman (d. 1986)

1913- Victor Mature -American actor (d. 1999)

1913- Daniel Taradash -American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

1913- Peter von Zahn -German journalist and author (d. 2001)

1915- Bill Peet -American illustrator (d.2002)

1915- John Serry, Sr. -American accordion player and composer (d. 2003)

1917- David Rubitsky -American sergeant (d. 2013)

1918- John Forsythe -American actor (d. 2010)

1920- José Luis de Vilallonga -Spanish actor and author (d. 2007)

1921- Anthony George -American actor (d. 2005)

1922- Gerda Steinhoff -Polish concentration camp supervisor (d. 1946)

1923- Paddy Chayefsky -American author and screenwriter (d. 1981)

1923- Ivo Robić -Croatian singer-songwriter (d. 2000)

1924- Marcelle Ferron -Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)

1924- Luigi Nono -Italian composer (d. 1990)

1924- Peter Voulkos -American sculptor (d. 2002)

1925- Harold C. Agerholm -American marine, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)

1925- Tofiq Bahramov -Azerbaijani footballer (d. 1993)

1925- Raúl Corrales -Cuban photographer (d. 2006)

1925- Robert W. McCollum -American virologist and epidemiologist (d. 2010)

1926- Franco Cerri -Italian guitarist

1926- Abdus Salam -Pakistani physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

1927- Edward Abbey -American environmentalist and author (d. 1989)

1927- Gerald D. Klee -American psychiatrist and educator (d. 2013)

1928- Peter Byrne (actor)|Peter Byrne -English actor and director

1928- Lee Shau-kee -Hong Kong businessman, founded Henderson Land Development

1929- George Ross Anderson, Jr. -American judge

1929- Józef Gara -Polish poet (d. 2013)

1929- Elio Petri -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1929- Ed Shaughnessy -American drummer (d. 2013)

1929- Joseph Kruskal -American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 2010)

1929- Puggy Pearson -American poker player (d. 2006)

1930- Derek Bailey (guitarist)|Derek Bailey -English guitarist (d. 2005)

1930- Christopher Collier (historian)|Christopher Collier -American historian and author

1930- John Junkin -English actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)

1931- Jim Baumer -American baseball player (d. 1996)

1931- Leslie Bricusse -English playwright and composer

1931- Ferenc Mádl -Hungarian politician, 2nd President of Hungary (d. 2011)

1932- Tommy Taylor -English footballer (d. 1958)

1933- Sacha Distel -French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)

1933- Hugo Herrestrup -Danish actor

1933- Paul Sally -American mathematician

1934- Noel Harrison -English singer, actor, and skier (d. 2013)

1934- Branko Miljković -Serbian poet (d. 1961)

1935- Fred Jüssi -Estonian biologist and photographer

1935- Roger Payne -American biologist

1936- Malcolm Binns -English pianist

1936- Patrick Caulfield -English painter (d. 2005)

1936- James Jamerson -American bass player (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1983)

1937- Hassan Habibi -Iranian politician, 1st Vice President of Iran (d. 2013)

1937- Bobby Scott (musician)|Bobby Scott -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1990)

1938- Shuji Tsurumi -Japanese gymnast

1939- Germaine Greer -Australian journalist and author

1940- Katharine Ross -American actress

1940- Kunimitsu Takahashi -Japanese motorcycle racer and race car driver

1941- Robin Morgan -American actress, journalist, author, and activist

1942- Robert C. Bonner -American judge

1942- Claudine Longet -French-American singer, actress, and dancer

1943- Tony Blackburn -English radio host

1943- Désiré Letort -French cyclist (d. 2012)

1944- Andrew Loog Oldham -English record producer and manager

1944- Patrick Lipton Robinson -Jamaican judge

1944- Pauline van der Wildt -Dutch swimmer

1945- Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta -Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali

1945- Jim Nicholson (politician)|Jim Nicholson -Irish politician

1945- Tom Selleck -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1946- Bettye LaVette -American singer-songwriter

1946- Tony Pierce (baseball)|Tony Pierce -American baseball player (d. 2013)

1947- Linda B. Buck -American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1947- David Byron -English singer-songwriter (Uriah Heep (band)|Uriah Heep and Spice (band)|Spice) (d. 1985)

1947- Marián Varga -Slovak organist and composer

1948- Raymond Keene -English chess player and author

1948- Pat Kenny -Irish television and radio host

1948- Cristina Saralegui -Cuban-American talk show host

1948- Marc Singer -Canadian-American actor

1949- Evgeny Lovchev -Russian footballer

1949- Tommy Ramone -Hungarian-American drummer and producer (Ramones and Uncle Monk) (d. 2014)

1949- Tommi Salmelainen -Finnish ice hockey player

1950- Max Carl -American singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player (Grand Funk Railroad and 38 Special (band)|38 Special)

1950- Ann Jillian -American actress

1950- Jody Scheckter -South African race car driver

1950- Miklós Vámos -Hungarian talk show host and author

1951- Andy Roberts (cricketer)|Andy Roberts -Caribbean cricketer

1951- Fereydoon Foroughi -Iranian singer and actor (d. 2001)

1952- Klaus-Peter Hanisch -German footballer (d. 2009)

1952- Rupert Hanley -South African cricketer

1952- Tim Healy (actor)|Tim Healy -English actor and singer

1953- Peter Baumann -German keyboard player and songwriter (Tangerine Dream)

1953- Paulin Bordeleau -Canadian ice hockey player

1953- Caesar Cervin -American soccer player

1953- David Miller (Wyoming politician)|David Miller -American politician

1953- Dennis Delaney -American actor and playwright

1953- Paul Fusco -American puppeteer and voice actor

1953- Steve March-Tormé -American singer-songwriter

1953- Grażyna Szmacińska -Polish chess players

1953- Lynne McGranger -Australian actress

1953- Ronnie Moore -English footballer and manager

1953- Kalevi Marjamaa -Finnish boxer

1953- Juan Paredes -Mexican boxer

1953- Louie Pérez -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Los Lobos and Latin Playboys)

1953- Fred Riebeling -Australian politician

1953- Dwight Takamine -American politician

1953- Teresa Teng -Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)

1953- Yorie Terauchi -Japanese actress

1953- Charlie Wilson (singer)|Charlie Wilson -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Gap Band)

1953- Hwang Woo-suk -South Korean veterinarian and academic

1953- Richard Younger-Ross -English politician

1954- Christian Bjelland IV -Norwegian businessman and art collector

1954- Greg Brooks (chef)|Greg Brooks -Canadian chef and author

1954- Alejandro Casañas -Cuban hurdler

1954- Eleanor Clitheroe-Bell -Canadian businesswoman

1954- Bill Evers -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1954- Yukinobu Hoshino -Japanese illustrator

1954- Terry Kinney -American actor

1954- Richard Manitoba -American singer (The Dictators, MC5, and Manitoba's Wild Kingdom)

1954- Ron Mark -New Zealand soldier and politician

1954- Bob Murdoch (ice hockey, born 1954)|Bob Murdoch -Canadian ice hockey player

1954- Barry Powell (footballer)|Barry Powell -English footballer and manager

1954- Rodolfo Reis -Portuguese footballer

1954- Doug Risebrough -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1954- Patrick Seguin -French art dealer

1954- Oprah Winfrey -American talk show host, actress, and producer, founded the Oprah Winfrey Network (U.S. TV channel)|OWN Network and Harpo Productions

1955- Eddie Jordan (basketball)|Eddie Jordan -American basketball player and coach

1955- Femi Pedro -Nigerian politician

1955- Jonathan Smith (tennis)|Jonathan Smith -English tennis player

1956- Jan Jakub Kolski -Polish director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

1956- Irlene Mandrell -American actress and singer

1957- Sue Douglas -English journalist

1957- Julie Mellor -English politician

1957- Grażyna Miller -Italian journalist and poet

1957- Ron Franscell -American journalist and author

1958- Glen Cochrane -Canadian ice hockey player

1958- Stephen Lerner -American union leader

1958- Linda Smith (comedian)|Linda Smith -English comedian and actress (d. 2006)

1959- Mike Foligno -Canadian ice hockey player

1959- Nadezhda Markina -Russian actress

1959- Michael Sloane -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1959- Nick Xenophon -Australian politician

1960- Matthew Ashford -American actor

1960- Gia Carangi -American model (d. 1986)

1960- Sean Kerly -English field hockey player

1960- Greg Louganis -American diver and author

1960- Steve Sax -American baseball player

1960- J. G. Thirlwell -Australian-English singer-songwriter and producer (Wiseblood (band)|Wiseblood, The Immaculate Consumptive, Coil (band)|Coil, and Foetus (band)|Foetus)

1961- Mike Aldrete -American baseball player

1961- Petra Thümer -German swimmer

1962- Taija Rae -American pornographic actress

1962- Nicholas Turturro -American actor

1963- Bob Holly -American wrestler

1963- Monica Horan -American actress

1963- Octave Octavian Teodorescu -Romanian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1964- Holger Behrendt -German gymnast

1964- Roddy Frame -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Aztec Camera)

1964- Andre Reed -American football player

1964- Anna Ryder Richardson -Welsh interior designer and television host

1965- Dominik Hašek -Czech ice hockey player

1965- Peter Lundgren -Swedish tennis player and coach

1966- Romário -Brazilian footballer

1967- Stacey King -American basketball player

1967- Cyril Suk -Czech tennis player

1968- Edward Burns -American actor, director, and producer

1968- Susi Erdmann -German bobsledder

1968- Sora Jung -South Korean actress

1968- Aeneas Williams -American football player

1969- Hyde (musician)|Hyde -Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (L'Arc-en-Ciel and Vamps (band)|Vamps)

1969- Paul Warwick (racing driver)|Paul Warwick -English race car driver (d. 1991)

1970- Heather Graham -American actress

1970- Jörg Hoffmann (swimmer)|Jörg Hoffmann -German swimmer

1970- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore -Indian target shooter and politician

1970- Paul Ryan -American politician

1970- Mohammed Yusuf (Boko Haram)|Mohammed Yusuf -Nigerian militant leader, founded Boko Haram (d. 2009)

1971- Clare Balding -English jockey and journalist

1972- Matt Brandstein -American author

1972- Brian Wood (comics)|Brian Wood -American author and illustrator

1973- Miranda Krestovnikoff -English archaeologist and television host

1973- Jason Schmidt -American baseball player

1973- Raivo Seppo -Estonian author

1974- Michael Andersen -Danish basketball player

1975- Sara Gilbert -American actress

1976- Chris Castle -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976- Charles Divins -American model and actor

1976- Karsten Kroon -Dutch cyclist

1977- Justin Hartley -American actor

1977- Chaly Jones -Dutch footballer

1978- Rob Bironas -American football player (d. 2014)

1978- Martin Schmitt -German ski jumper

1978- Brian Windhorst -American journalist

1979- Marvin Agustin -Filipino actor

1979- Sui Feifei -Chinese basketball player

1979- Andrew Keegan -American actor and producer

1979- April Scott -American actress and model

1979- Andreas Thorstensson -Swedish businessman

1980- Yael Bar Zohar -Israeli actress and model

1980- Ingimundur Ingimundarson -Icelandic handball player

1980- Ivan Klasnić -Croatian footballer

1980- Jason James Richter -American actor

1981- Rui En -Singaporean singer and actress

1981- Jonny Lang -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981- Darío Lopilato -Argentinian actor

1981- Vladimir Gojković -Montenegrin water polo player

1981- Roberts Mežeckis -Latvian footballer

1981- Álex Ubago -Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982- Wallis Bird -Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982- Adam Lambert -American singer-songwriter and actor

1982- Heidi Mueller -American actress

1982- Riff Raff (rapper) -American rapper

1983- Biagio Pagano -Italian footballer

1983- Nedžad Sinanović -Bosnian basketball player

1984- Diana Arno -Estonian beauty queen

1984- Natalie du Toit -South African swimmer

1984- Nuno Morais -Portuguese footballer

1984- Safee Sali -Malaysian footballer

1984- David Sencar -Austrian footballer

1985- Marc Gasol -Spanish basketball player

1985- Mikey Hachey -American bass player (Suburban Legends)

1985- Isabel Lucas -Australian actress

1985- Martynas Mažeika -Lithuanian basketball player

1985- Athina Onassis Roussel -French horse rider

1986- Drew Tyler Bell -American actor and dancer

1986- Mark Howard (footballer born January 1986)|Mark Howard -English footballer

1986- Jair Jurrjens -Dutch baseball player

1986- Simon Vukčević -Montenegrin footballer

1987- José Abreu (baseball)|José Abreu -Cuban baseball player

1987- Alex Avila -American baseball player

1987- Matthew Wilson -English race car driver

1988- Tatyana Chernova -Russian heptathlete

1988- Stephanie Gilmore -Australian surfer

1988- Shaleum Logan -English footballer

1988- Margarita Žernosekova -Estonian footballer

1989- Kevin Shattenkirk -American ice hockey player

1990- Charlie Cipriano -American lacrosse player

1990- Nick Moody -American football player

1990- Brandon Taylor -American football player

1990- Danielle Parsons -Canadian curler

1991- Rafaël Dias -Portuguese footballer

1992- George Pocheptsov -American painter

1992- Aleksandr Trokhov -Russian footballer

1993- Michelle Larcher de Brito -Portuguese tennis player

1993- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu -Japanese singer and model

1994- Lucas Hufnagel -German footballer

1994- Ayane Sakura -Japanese voice actress

1996- Nora Foss al-Jabri -Iraqi-Norwegian singer

1996- Megan Jossa -English actress

1996- Juho Lammikko -Finnish ice hockey player

1997- Death of Ali Jawad al-Sheikh|Ali Jawad al-Sheikh -Bahraini protester (d. 2011)

History of Deaths


1119- Pope Gelasius II -(b. 1060)

1342- Louis I, Duke of Bourbon -(b. 1279)

1597- Elias Ammerbach -German organist and composer (b. 1530)

1608- Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg -(b. 1557)

1647- Francis Meres -English author (b. 1565)

1678- Jerónimo Lobo -Portuguese missionary (b. 1593)

1706- Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset -English poet and courtier (b. 1638)

1737- George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney -Scottish soldier (b. 1666)

1743- André-Hercule de Fleury -French cardinal (b. 1653)

1763- Louis Racine -French poet (b. 1692)

1820- George III of the United Kingdom -(b. 1738)

1829- Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras -French politician (b. 1755)

1829- István Pauli -Hungarian-Slovenian priest (b. 1760)

1847- Athanasios Christopoulos -Greek poet (b. 1772)

1870- Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(b. 1797)

1871- Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé -Canadian author (b. 1786)

1888- Edward Lear -English author, poet, and illustrator (b. 1812)

1899- Alfred Sisley -French-English painter (b. 1839)

1906- Christian IX of Denmark -(b. 1818)

1928- Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig -Scottish field marshal (b. 1861)

1933- Sara Teasdale -American poet (b. 1884)

1934- Fritz Haber -German chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)

1941- Ioannis Metaxas -Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1871)

1944- William Allen White -American journalist and author (b. 1868)

1946- Harry Hopkins -American politician, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)

1948- Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta -(b. 1900)

1950- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah -Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1885)

1951- Frank Tarrant -Australian cricketer (b. 1880)

1956- H. L. Mencken -American journalist (b. 1880)

1959- Winifred Brunton -English-South African painter (b. 1880)

1961- John F. O'Ryan -American general (b. 1874)

1962- Fritz Kreisler -Austrian-American violinist and composer (b. 1875)

1963- Robert Frost -American poet (b. 1874)

1964- Alan Ladd -American actor (b. 1913)

1966- Pierre Mercure -Canadian composer (b. 1927)

1969- Allen Welsh Dulles -American banker, lawyer, and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1893)

1970- B. H. Liddell Hart -French-English soldier and historian (b. 1895)

1975- Orestis Makris -Greek actor (b. 1898)

1977- Buster Nupen -South African cricketer (b. 1902)

1977- Freddie Prinze -American comedian and actor (b. 1954)

1980- Jimmy Durante -American actor, singer, and pianist (b. 1893)

1986- Leif Erickson (actor)|Leif Erickson -American actor (b. 1911)

1989- Halina Konopacka -Polish discus thrower and poet (b. 1900)

1991- Yasushi Inoue -Japanese author and poet (b. 1907)

1992- Willie Dixon -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1915)

1993- Adetokunbo Ademola -Nigerian jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (b. 1906)

1993- Ron Kostelnik -American football player (b. 1940)

1994- Ulrike Maier -Austrian skier (b. 1967)

1998- Joseph Alioto -American politician, 36th Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)

1999- Lili St. Cyr -American model and dancer (b. 1918)

2002- Dick Lane (American football)|Dick Lane -American football player (b. 1927)

2002- Harold Russell -Canadian-American actor (b. 1914)

2003- Frank Moss (politician)|Frank Moss -American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)

2004- Janet Frame -New Zealand author (b. 1924)

2004- M. M. Kaye -Indian-English author (b. 1908)

2005- Eric Griffiths -Welsh-Scottish guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)

2005- Ephraim Kishon -Israeli author, screenwriter, and director (b. 1924)

2007- Barbaro -American race horse (b. 2003)

2007- Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim -Iraqi cult leader (b. 1970)

2008- Raymond Jacobs -American marine, member of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (b. 1925)

2008- Philippe Khorsand -French actor (b. 1948)

2008- Bengt Lindström -Swedish painter (b. 1925)

2008- Margaret Truman -American singer and author (b. 1924)

2009- Bill Frindall -English sportscaster and statistician (b. 1939)

2009- Hélio Gracie -Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)

2009- John Martyn -English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)

2011- Milton Babbitt -American composer, educator, and theorist (b. 1916)

2012- Damien Bona -American historian and journalist (b. 1955)

2012- Ranjit Singh Dyal -Indian general (b. 1928)

2012- Hellen Huisman -Dutch voice actress (b. 1937)

2012- François Migault -French race car driver (b. 1944)

2012- Kell Osborne -American singer (b. 1939)

2012- John Rich (director)|John Rich -American director and producer (b. 1925)

2012- Oscar Luigi Scalfaro -Italian lawyer and politician, 9th President of Italy (b. 1918)

2012- Gabriel Lawrence Sengol -Indian bishop (b. 1928)

2012- Camilla Williams -American soprano (b. 1919)

2013- Said al-Muragha -Palestinian colonel (b. 1927)

2013- Ferris Ashton -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1926)

2013- Frank Hahn -German-English economist and academic (b. 1925)

2013- Anselm Hollo -Finnish-American poet and academic (b. 1934)

2013- Bernard Horsfall -English-Scottish actor (b. 1930)

2013- Butch Morris -American cornet player, composer, and conductor (b. 1947)

2013- Ferrol Sams -American physician and author (b. 1922)

2013- David Taylor (veterinarian)|David Taylor -English veterinarian and television host (b. 1934)

2014- Johnny Allen (arranger)|Johnny Allen -American pianist and composer (b. 1917)

2014- François Cavanna -French journalist and author (b. 1923)

2014- Lars Andreas Larssen -Norwegian actor (b. 1935)

2014- Jim Mansfield -Irish businessman (b. 1939)

2014- Theodore Millon -American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)

2014- Vytautas Norkus -Lithuanian–American basketball player (b. 1921)

2014- Robert Resnick -American physicist, academic, and author (b. 1923)

2014- Ildefonso P. Santos, Jr. -Filipino architect (b. 1929)